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“The experience we expect”: Pratt & Whitney adds Korean Air to GTF MRO network

Korean Air’s maintenance and engineering division has joined the Pratt & Whitney global GTF MRO network.

The facility will serve PW1100G-JM engines for the A320neo family with full disassembly, assembly and test capability.

“Pratt & Whitney has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Korean Air dating back to the late 1960s, and today we are excited to welcome them to the GTF MRO network,” said Pratt & Whitney’s executive director of GTF engine aftermarket Marc Meredith. “Seeing both sides of the equation – operation and maintenance – Korean Air has the experience we expect of our network providers.”

Korean Air becomes the eighth facility in Asia to support GTF MRO work. Three shops are currently active, including MTU Maintenance Zhuhai in China, Pratt & Whitney’s Eagle Services Asia (ESA) in Singapore, as well as IHI, which is part of JAEC, in Japan.

“We are excited to be joining the trusted network of GTF MRO service providers,” said Korean Air’s executive vice president and chief operations officer Sookeun Lee. “Since 2018, we have been flying GTF-powered A220 aircraft, with ten currently in our fleet. We are looking forward to next year, in which we expect to take delivery of our first GTF-powered A321neo aircraft.”

There are currently ten active GTF MRO engine centres worldwide, Pratt & Whitney said, with GTF MRO network forming part of the company’s ‘EngineWise’ aftermarket solutions.

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